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  • $516 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Winterton
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tickle Me Elmo

My students need an ELMO in order to accommodate all visual learners and enhance our classroom curriculum, such as magnifying tangible rocks and minerals on the projector

My Students

Save "teacher smothering"! Imagine walking towards a vast circle of kids looking at something on the ground. Until you reach the center of the circle, you can only dream of what caught the attention of so many kids. This is similar to teaching without a device to display what lies on the ground.

I teach a wonderful bunch of eager 4th graders, ages 9 to 10 years old.

They love to learn and explore new subjects, especially Science and Social Studies. Most students come from supportive families who instill determination and work ethic into their children. Much is required of the students inside and outside of the classroom. With the declining economy, both parents often work outside of the home. Although this may be the case, home environments are extremely supportive in education. Students complete homework and parents still find ways to be involved. I'm so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful teaching environment.

My Project

During our mapping unit for Social Studies, the students were thrilled to become detectives in search for a lost map. During this process, students developed word decoding strategies and additional mapping skills while using latitude and longitude coordinates. The students were having so much fun, they didn't realize they were implementing so many skills! As you can see, my students are eager to learn in new and exciting ways. They are truly 21st century learners! Technology allows them to incorporate new ways of learning in order to make real-world connections. There are several ways to use an ELMO. When we get an ELMO,our classroom will be incorporating it in such ways: Science Discovery of Materials, Math Manipulative for Topics, Spelling Word Formation, Writer's Workshop, Student Samples, Shared Reading of Book, Historical Documents, Geographical Maps for Labeling, Proper Fingering for Recorders, Modeling Graphic Organizers etc... The possibilities are endless!

In the past 7 years, our school has provided several resources in regards to technology.

We have accumulated 4 sets of student response clickers, individual classroom Smartboards, and portable laptops for the upper grades, in addition to our computer lab. However,our school technology budget has been cut as with many other areas of funding. I am one of the 5 classrooms that do not have an ELMO because of this cut. I would be "tickled" pink to receive an ELMO for our classroom. Tickle me ELMO!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmo MO 1 Visual Presenter document camera • CDW Inc. $366.29 1 $366.29

Materials cost

$366.29

Vendor shipping charges

$36.63

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$438.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.37

Total project goal

$515.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.78

1 Donor

-$50.00

Donations toward project cost

-$42.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$465.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$395.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and one other donor.

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